Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.Read full description
"Cities: Skylines is the best city-builder on the market right now. The game's presentation is stodgy, but it is all but guaranteed to provide you many hours of carefully crafting cities, laying out zoning, and establishing districts for specifics residential and industrial uses…all free from real-world mayoral headaches like 6 a.m. phone calls griping about snowplowing." [Gamespot ]
About the game:
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios.
Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.
If you enjoy city builders you owe it to yourself to pick it up. One of the best Ive played in a very long time. My only legit complaint is it doesn't have as much convenient city information as SC2013, but that can be fixed with mods. Other than that its a better game in every way imaginable. Overall not bad from a team of a dozen people or so.
This game is just like Sim city, but with more detail! The tools to create your city are easy to use and also you can make it any shape! The DLCs are highly priced on steam, but reasonably priced here! If you loved Sim City, you will love this even more! You can also have most transport solutions but with the mass transit DLC, you can have much more! 10/10
I'm sure by now many have said the former, of how Cities is leaps and bounds better than Sim City - and it's all true, especially now. The developers opened up the game for modding and most DLC content has acted more like free expansion packs + DLC for those wanting to support the devs. If you don't feel like paying the premium price for the base game and all the extras, then that is fine and accepted. If you do end up falling in love with this game and the near limitless aspect of design? Hope you have flexible hours/no school/understanding spouse! That said, Cities does lack a bit on the mayoral management side of things - hopefully a sequel will rectify this.
Let me get this straight. I have spent already about 400 hours in this game and I'm still not bored with it. How is that possible? Perhaps because it is the best city builder up to this day. It's giant and robust offering plenty of opportunities to manage the growing city. What is cool about the game is the support, you have plenty of add-ons on which some elements are always free and mods support that adds something new everyday.
Cities skylines is a great game in many aspects with very good gameplay and features. You can easily spend many hours trying to optimize things such as traffic which is a large part of the game. The game has many good features but unfortunately there also exists many expensive DLCs that improve on the things that the base game lacks. The amount of mods that can be used for this game is however an important part. You can add and change everything from store signs, civilians to interchanges and road networks. I would easily recommend this game if you like city builders and traffic management.
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